Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wild about Twisted Color Piles! A 3 in 1 Challenge



Hello Everyone! I feel like it has been a long time since I have posted! I spent the last few days painting my entire downstairs, except for the bathroom, and that pretty much wiped me out for the week! But today I made it into the craft room and got to work on some challenges! I had fun combining three challenges into one project. This card incorporates colors from Color Throwdown, which are Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede; the sketch challenge from Twisted Thursdays S2G, the twist is to use punches - I used the word window punch and the ticket corner punch from SU; and the final challenge is from Pile it On where the challenge is to make a masculine card, plus at least one more challenge. I would call this card masculine because I feel ok about sending it to my husband who is currently in Iraq.
I watercolored the lion first with dusty durango, and on his legs I topped the dusty durango with a light watercoloring of soft suede and his cheeks and ears is the dusty durango ink left over on my watercolor pen, and I watercolored his face with a tiny spot of soft suede. It was fun to watercolor two colors together for a different effect, and besides, I really did not want an orangy lion or a brown lion ... so I have an orangy brown lion! LOL
Well, thanks for stopping by and for sharing your thoughts and ideas! It really means alot to me!
The Details:
Stamps: Zoo Critters (clear dollar stamps)
Paper: Dusty Durango textured, Soft Suede,
Throughly Modern dsp, & watercolor
Ink: Stazon JetBlack, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Dusty Durango & Bermuda Bay ribbon
Tools: word window, ticket corner punch, dimentionals,
sponge & watercolor pen

16 comments:

Cassie said...

Gorgeous watercoloring, Christi! I love the orangey-brown lion you got goin' on there, hehe. Great layout btw, and love the triple ribbon ;D

Maureen said...

Great coloring and such a cute image! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Debbie said...

Cute Cute Cute image. Love your coloring. Thanks so much for playing with us over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday Challenge. Hope to see you again next week.

the 2girls of shirley said...

CHRISTI...luv it! did you use watercolor? ill have to go back and read more...anyway very nice work! thnx for playing with us at S2G...DEIDRE

Sylvia said...

Really nice card. Love the lion! Good use of the colors. Thanks for playing the Color Throw down Challenge.

Rose said...

fantastic coloring!! and i think your hubby will love it!! please let him know how much he is thanked for serving our country :)

Leah said...

This is so cute! I love that lion and your coloring is great. Yuck on the painting but I hope you got it done and like it!!:)

broni (waterchild12) said...

Great use of the colors and I love your little lion! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown with us!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Super cute card Christi, LOVE the precious image and layout!

Thanks for applying to the OCC Design Team! Hugs, Jennifer :)

Jaspere said...

This is so cute. I just love that lion image and your awesome coloring. Hope to see your entry next week.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wonderful take on all the challenges! Thanks so much for playing Twisted Thursday with us. Be sure to come back next week when Twisted Thursday Paints the Town RED!

zainy3018 said...

This card is absolutely adorable! I love the watercoloring you did on the lion, just gorgeous! I though I would stop in and let you know that if you have trouble finding an SU demontrator I just signed up. There is a link to my Stampin' Up store on by blog if you're interested.

Dawn B. said...

Great watercoloring Christi. I love the colors of your paper too. You combined alot of challenges here. Could you come paint my house..hehehe. It is such a great feeling to get it all done though. TFS

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a cute little lion! Super sweet card! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Adorable!! Your watercoloring skills rock!! Thanks so much for playing Twisted Thursday - always enjoy seeing your beautiful work!

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

This is a really cute card. great color combo!